Operation School Bell®
Operation School Bell (OSB) provides needy and at-risk local elementary and middle school children with new clothing, personal care items, a $20 Payless shoe voucher and a new book.
2,182 children in eight area school districts received services though OSB during 2012-2013.
Over 20,000 children have been clothed over the last 20 years of OSB’s operation.
Over 87% of school counselors felt participation in the program had a positive effect on student confidence and behavior at school.
“The clothing, books and health kits are wonderful. The experience the children have choosing new clothes with such kind volunteers is life changing…The students feel so special and loved.”
“Today my daughter participated in the OSB program and I wanted to say thank you so much! She was so excited to show me her new things today after school…This is a wonderful program and we are so appreciative. Thank you for brightening our day.”
”Assistance League … has truly gone above and beyond to help the economically disadvantaged children and families in the KC area …”
"There are so many examples of how this experience has helped build self esteem and pride in our students..."